Ok r/cigars, what is the deal here? I couldn’t help but notice that my post about secret Santa was removed, apparently there is a list of subs that are banned from even being mentioned.
Well, how would anyone know that? I do not see a list anywhere, it isn’t in the wiki either.
I have received some PMs telling me that one subreddit in particular is a “troll” subreddit, I guess once again I don’t understand how they are having a July secret Santa, which includes members of r/cigars, (including myself) but isn’t allowed to be spoken of.
I guess over the past few months, I have noticed some things that seem off, some members here are pretty much given free reign to do whatever they want, say whatever they want with no repercussions, while other immediately have their comments removed. I get it, being a mod is ever so difficult, it just seems weird to me that the mods seem to “notice” certain posts over others.
I, hopefully, like most others am very concerned over u/nicklibretti ‘s trade where he scammed u/mebreig out of aged Davidoff. I have yet to see this trade made right, or seen a mod take action about this. Do I need to be privy to any type of communications between the mods and this user? No, However, I think that it would go a long way in showing that the mod team is concerned about the user base here. If users are allowed to rip off others in trades without any action taken, how safe can anyone feel about completing trades?
Also, why is any discourse about the sub immediately deleted? (or not deleted and users allowed to flame the OP) are we not allowed to have any say in what happens here? I would like to see a discussion happen in which users would be allowed to air grievances or offer suggestions without friends of the mods/users name call or get all pissy because of a difference in opinion.
There have been numerous posts that have been made as updates, in which mods have lied or misrepresented things as “fact” only for it to come out that, what they told the community wasn’t true. (for example, what is the issue with the dash being compromised, why were some users banned, where is this banned subreddit list.)
It seems that every day more and more content is being removed/not allowed, all the while ‘mold v plume”, “smallbatch”, “real cubans” posts are splattered all over the page.
I am 100 percent sure I will receive backlash for even bringing this up, I feel like we are all in this together as BOTL and SOTL and if we can’t even have a serious discussion about the shortcoming of the sub, what’s the point? #mic drop